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Diamond Derriere
Diamond Derriere
rjkstesch

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Indulgence (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Utah
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Nude
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2006

Thanks for the 4th place. I was really out of my comfort zone shooting this shot and it was great to get the feedback.

This is my first and probably last Nude shoot. But this shot has been simmering since the Affluence Challenge. I was walking through Victoria's Secret when I saw this pair of rhinestone undies. I realize that was the epitimy of affluence to wear diamonds on your derriere. But, at the time, I didn't have a willing model.

When the Indulgence Challenge came up, I knew this picture was right for it. I found a (semi) willing model and was able to get my shot. My hope is that it is sensual, but not untasteful. If it is in poor taste for you, my apologies.

Note: The model was wearing thong underwear. It was as comfortable as any thong underwear is, no more, no less. :-)

PP:
Convert from Raw
B/C 0, +3
H/S +2, -24, -1
Reduce image size
USM 11%, 107.4, 2
USM 500%, 0.4, 13
Increase canvas size for border
Save for web

The strange USM settings were to heighten the subtle lighting tones, and to make the diamonds POP while keeping the skin as smooth as possible.

Nikon D70
2006/06/11 23:15:48.2
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G
Focal Length: 82mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/15 sec - F/2.8
Exposure Comp.: -1.5 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.5593
Avg (commenters): 7.3077
Avg (participants): 6.5333
Avg (non-participants): 6.5651
Views since voting: 19167
Views during voting: 860
Votes: 329
Comments: 46
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/30/2007 07:51:11 AM
Congratulations and well done for doing something outside of your comfort zone, it turned out beautifully!
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09/17/2006 01:56:36 PM
Very sensual & tastefully done photo
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07/31/2006 03:49:03 AM
This is great work Becky. One you should be proud of! Well done!
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06/27/2006 06:07:09 PM
Excellent shot Becky! Congrats on the 4th place!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/26/2006 04:29:35 PM
Brilliant idea Becky and very well executed. I love it. Congrats on your top placement.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/26/2006 08:21:53 AM
nicely done :)
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06/23/2006 07:51:54 PM
A fine study! Congratulations on your 4th placing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/22/2006 04:59:09 AM
Awesome Becky...sooooooo close to the ribbon. WPL2 best watch out ;)

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06/21/2006 10:55:23 PM
Originally posted by eschelar:

Bravo. Very nicely done.. You mention that you didn't previously have a willing model, but here is the picture... Credit?


I did say "semi-willing" model. She was only willing if her name and face never showed. We do live in very conservative Utah. LOL.

Thanks everyone for the comments and votes. It's been an interesting experience. I'm honored to receive the 4th place. Thanks again.
06/21/2006 10:20:35 PM
Bravo. Very nicely done.. You mention that you didn't previously have a willing model, but here is the picture... Credit?
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06/21/2006 03:29:40 PM
Congratulations on the 4th place! well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/21/2006 09:39:11 AM
Well done Becky, great finish.
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06/21/2006 04:23:13 AM
I thought this would be first for sure...well done...fantastic light...and very creative idea...bravo
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06/21/2006 03:53:58 AM
I so love this shot .. congrats on the top 5
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06/21/2006 02:33:21 AM
nice shot, my only criticism is that it looks like she's falling off a couch or something (head lower than bottom) but other than that, nice skin tones and diamonds, especially with basic editing rules
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06/21/2006 01:33:33 AM
Nice finish Becky! Congrats on your top 10 placement with this tasteful shot!

Message edited by author 2006-06-21 01:33:45.
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06/21/2006 12:32:30 AM
Well done Becky. Warming up for WPL2 in the best of ways. It is a wonderful shot, and spot on challenge. Congrats on a 4th.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2006 09:53:10 PM
The two verticals to the upper right distracts slightly but it's a great image nonetheless.
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06/20/2006 09:13:36 PM
Bumping up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/20/2006 06:07:13 AM
A very,very interesting interpretation - I love the ingenuity!
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06/19/2006 10:59:01 AM
is this an indulgence for the viewer or the photographee? Nice photo, nice use of light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/18/2006 08:43:21 PM
Interesting take on the challenge - humour, nudity and elegance in the same shot. :) Well setup shot, although the highlight on her midriff is a bit distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/17/2006 09:52:50 AM
Bet that hurts :).
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06/17/2006 12:52:34 AM
that must not be too comfortable to wear, i presume.
06/16/2006 05:47:33 PM
Smooth tone, curves, and shapes in contrast to the expensive jewelry.
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06/16/2006 04:33:15 PM
Great composition - the close crop makes it almost abstract but it's too sensual to be fully so. Nice lines, nice lighting. In my top 20 this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2006 11:56:56 PM
it could be thru
06/15/2006 10:02:08 PM
Bold shapes. But a few minor distractions - like that little line of light on the back in the middle on the left - ruins the continuous tone a bit.
And think a landscape format might have suited it a bitter...
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06/15/2006 06:12:15 PM
Verynice indeed. I hope this scores well for you. I have a feeling I know who this is....time will tell.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2006 04:48:57 PM
bumping to 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2006 04:33:11 PM
if it were b/w picture...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2006 01:17:55 PM
Can you say OUCH!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2006 09:41:59 AM
Sexy!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2006 09:00:47 AM
Very good portrail of challenge.
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06/15/2006 08:33:26 AM
lovely
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/15/2006 12:46:07 AM
very cleves and very senious.....
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06/15/2006 12:01:29 AM
very nicely done. My only critique is the light spot on the top of the body.
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06/14/2006 11:14:21 PM
Beautiful. Nice curves and lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2006 03:50:07 PM
colors and lighting a little drab but I like the composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2006 08:08:37 AM
Good composition and interesting choice of subject :) The only criticism I can think of is that the diamonds are a bit soft and dull (a bit more light could make them dazzle a bit more), and the clothing elastic mark (or is it a scratch?) on the model's right cheek is very distracting. Otherwise, nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2006 07:05:45 AM
Luxurious indeed
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06/14/2006 04:29:36 AM
Wow, best shot i've seen so far through this. Predicting a very high finish.
Well done.
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06/14/2006 01:51:22 AM
The skin tones look off to me great idea.
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06/14/2006 01:09:09 AM
Diamond? All I see is a derriere. lol
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06/14/2006 12:51:01 AM
Shooting this musta been a pain inna butt..
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06/14/2006 12:33:19 AM
WOW. There are a couple minor things, like the white spot at the top right, but as this is basic editing it can't be helped. I think this is absolutely stunning and fits the challenge wonderfully.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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